Dog trapped for over 26 hours after running off cliff

Dog trapped for over 26 hours after running off cliff

Dog trapped for over 26 hours after running off cliff

Dog trapped for over 26 hours after running off cliff

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A dog fell off a cliff and was trapped for over 26 hours. 

The Labradoodle called Pepper slipped over the cliffs on Wednesday afternoon just before 3pm and was left stuck at the foor of a cliff.

Her owners called the police and a full rescue operation was launched by the Hastings Coastguard Rescue team at the cliffs at Ecclesbourne Glen near Hastings.

Pepper was trapped on a narrow ridge and the Hastings team spent the next four hours trying to persuade the canine to come close enough to them to be rescued.

She efused and the Hastings team were then joined by the Rye Coastguard Rescue team who approached for the other side with dog treats and meat snacks.

When total darkness fell the team had no choice but to call off the rescue at 11pm on Wednesday night.

The teams returned to the scene on Thursday morning and finally managed to coax the Labradoodle to safety so she could be properly rescued. 

Pepper was unhurt but was left thirsty and exhausted.

Her owner, named John from London, said: “I never thought that she would run through the gorse and no idea that there was a sheer cliff on the other side of it.

"I will never again walk Pepper off the lead near a cliff and would strongly advise other dog owners to learn from our experience."


 

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1:59pm Fri 15 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

A happy ending, at the very least.
A happy ending, at the very least. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

3:22pm Fri 15 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

notslimjim wrote:
A happy ending, at the very least.
Did he go for a massage afterwards?
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: A happy ending, at the very least.[/p][/quote]Did he go for a massage afterwards? sussexram40
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Morpheus says...

The last paragraph is a classic. This isn't the first time this has happened and the owner didn't learn from other dog owners, yet he thinks others will learn from this.
The last paragraph is a classic. This isn't the first time this has happened and the owner didn't learn from other dog owners, yet he thinks others will learn from this. Morpheus
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
A happy ending, at the very least.
Did he go for a massage afterwards?
haha brilliant
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: A happy ending, at the very least.[/p][/quote]Did he go for a massage afterwards?[/p][/quote]haha brilliant Mrbrightside1
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4:56pm Fri 15 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

"Her owner, named John from London, said: “I never thought that she would run through the gorse and no idea that there was a sheer cliff on the other side of it. "

So you head to the Sussex coastline and don't expect to find cliffs in the area?

You're not fit to even own a dog.
"Her owner, named John from London, said: “I never thought that she would run through the gorse and no idea that there was a sheer cliff on the other side of it. " So you head to the Sussex coastline and don't expect to find cliffs in the area? You're not fit to even own a dog. notslimjim
  • Score: -8

8:33pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

I used to walk my two terriers there and yes the cliffs are hidden by deep gorse which have 'Bunnies' lurking in them. So yes, leads on near the Cliffs.
I used to walk my two terriers there and yes the cliffs are hidden by deep gorse which have 'Bunnies' lurking in them. So yes, leads on near the Cliffs. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 5

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